R.D. Burman married Asha Bhosle in 1980. Together, they recorded many hit songs and also staged many live performances. However, they did not live together until the end of his life. Burman had financial difficulties, particularly later in his life. His mother, Meera, died in 2007, thirteen years after his death. She had Alzheimer’s even before her son’s death. Just before her death, she was moved to a nursing home and back to her son’s residence after the issue became controversial.